Glycogen is used as a mobile glucose storage device. The metabolism of glucose is one of the primary ways that the body gets the necessary energy for cells to function, according to "Biochemistry." More »

Starch is a polysaccharide that is essential for storing energy in plants. Humans consume starch and process it into glucose as a vital energy source. More »

The liver has the same function in pigs as it does in all mammals, including the secretion of a digestive fluid called bile, the destruction of old red blood cells and the storage of substances such as vitamins and glyco... More »

Vacuoles vary in function between organisms and even within the same cell, but the most frequent use is the storage of water or nutrients. A vacuole is really a general-purpose, empty membrane organelle that is filled wi... More »

Causes of hepatomegaly include gastrointestinal disorders such as sclerosing cholangitis, which is a condition in which the bile ducts become damaged due to swelling; glycogen storage disease, a disorder that runs in the... More »

The vacuole in cells have three main functions which are to provide the plant with support or rigidity, a storage area for nutrients and waste matter and can decompose complex molecules, according to British Society for ... More »

People need lipids because they are used for energy, generating ATP in cellular respiration, building storage triglycerides and phospholipids for membranes and manufacturing certain hormones, according to Dr. Dawn Tamark... More »